This week has been busy. But here are a few Saturday Finds for today, and I hope you will explore some of them.
Taking After Mudear
I just got back from an author’s book signing and reading and was very glad I went. I always love hearing authors read their own works, which literally breathes life into them on another level. Tina McElroy Ansa has just published her fifth novel Taking After Mudear, which takes place in the small fictional Georgia town of Mulberry, where three sisters confront their adult lives without the physical presence of their recently-deceased mother, but who still holds sway over their existence even from the grave, and has no intention of letting them forget her any time soon.
This book is a sequel to Ugly Ways, one that I have to confess I haven’t yet read, so I have promised myself not to read this nice, brand new, fresh-smelling, autographed copy of Taking After Mudear until I get the first part of the story and read it.
I read her first novel Baby of the Family last year, in which she paints a mesmerizing picture using her unique palette of rich descriptive prose, humor, wisdom, and universal truth.
If you click on Ansa’s link above, you can find additional information about the author and her novels, learn more about her publishing enterprise, and read excerpts of her newest book.
Swiss artist Stefanie Beyler offers prints and paintings in her Etsy shop. This print, affordable at $20, grabbed me as I was browsing through the pages today. Remember Etsy for all things handmade this gift-giving season.